the best things to watch, see and do this week
Get your indispensable gui-De to leisure action, with our culture highlights of the week.
Photography Bieke Depoorter
Exhibition: Collaborative Portraiture
A new exhibition explores collaboration and control in the portraiture of women this week. Bringing together work by Magnum photographers Carolyn Drake, Bieke Depoorter and Susan Meiselas, each series presents a different strategy by which to portray female subjects; the sitters invited to perform, play and control their representation in front of the lens.
Until 25 October, Magnum Print Room, London.
Panel: Slow Fashion To Save Minds
Over at Ace&Tate, a panel discussion about the relationship between mental health, the fashion industry and sustainability is taking place. Highlighting the many ways in which the three topics intersect, the event will explore how and why the industry upholds such poor attitudes around mental health, and unpicks ways in which we can collectively do better. Speakers include writers Sara Radin and Tamsin Blanchard; fashion designer Georgina Johnson; photographer Campbell Addy; and actual real life scientist Seetal Solanki.
18 September, Ace & Tate, London.
Book: Resist! How to be an Activist in the Age of Defiance by Michael Segalov
A practical guide for anyone who wants to take on the current political landscape now. Including advice from what to do if you get arrested to how to debrief after a demonstration, Resist! is the indispensable how-to for people who want to make a stand. A yellow pages of activism from Huck Contributing Editor, Michael Segalov.
Resist! How to be an Activist in the Age of Defiance is published by Laurence King.
Down in Bow, a new work by acclaimed performance artist Cradeaux Alexander is taking over the Bow Arts courtyard. Based on 17th century French folktale Bluebeard (the story of a wealthy man in the habit of murdering his wives), Cradeaux explores our current world through themes of vanity, privilege and revenge. You can check out his mid-career retrospective exhibition Scripted Bodies, while you’re there too.
22-23 September, Bow Arts, London.
Art: The Work Marathon
On Saturday, The Serpentine’s latest annual festival of ideas engages artists, sociologists, anthropologists, designers, writers, musicians, architects, scientists and philosophers on the subject of work and leisure. With touch points including artificial intelligence, automation and the gig economy, come and find out just how many ways the future of work will fuck you over, in the leafy environs of Kensington.
22 September, Royal Geographical Society, London.
Music: Wild Wild Country
And finally, the original soundtrack to Netflix’s (ahem) cult classic Wild Wild Country gets the vinyl treatment this week. Following the story of Indian mystic Baghwan Shree Rajneesh and his devotees after moving from India to settle in a small town in Oregon, you can have a listen to the first single above and read our chat with the show’s director here.
Wild Wild Country is out 21 September via Western Vinyl.
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